06 May 2020 – PM expresses skepticism about contact tracing apps

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minster / Min Health

Overview: PM expresses skepticism about reliability of any digital tracing app
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/latest-updates/daily-covid-19-media-conference-6-may/

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Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: One thing that globally we’re seeing acknowledgment of is that it is not a replacement for human and one-on-one contact tracing between someone who works in our public health units and someone who has Covid-19 said PM